Walt Disney Pictures continues its reign at the top of the film industry. Despite the bevy of films being pushed back amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the future remains bright as the studio looks to add to its theatrical and streaming release schedule. As first reported by The DisInsider, a live-action adaptation of the novel The Snow Queen is in development.
The Snow Queen is an original fairy tale penned by the legendary Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. First published in 1844, the story focuses on the ongoing battle between good and evil. It’s main characters, Gerda and Kai, come into conflict with The Snow Queen who travels throughout the world with the snow.
Disney previously developed its billion-dollar Frozen franchise as a loosely-based iteration of the tale. Moreover, the connection between the two stories deepens as The Snow Queen appears as Anna and Elsa’s maternal aunt in the fourth season of ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
Details on the upcoming adaptation remain scarce. However, Kristin Burr (Christopher Robin) is on-board to produce the feature. Furthermore, there is no word on whether the film will eventually release theatrically or on the DIsney+ streaming service.
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